When university dropout Levi (Caleb Galati) begins a relationship with Sanja (Jasmine Nibali) - his brother Wendel's (Steven J. Mihaljevich) ex-girlfriend - they plan to leave the city in search of a fresh start. But their plans are threatened when Levi learns of a deadly predicament That Wendel is caught up in. Now Levi faces betraying one of the people he loves in order to save the other. What would you be willing to risk for family?
The Misguided is a movie that lives up to its name. Director Shannon Alexander has put together a great cast whose convincing performances help keep this intriguing story grounded in reality. It's an interesting look at the difficult bond that can hold families together, or tear them apart. All of the main characters seem to be lost souls, going nowhere fast. No matter what they do to try and improve their situation, something always seems to get in the way. More often than not, that something turns out to be themselves!
As you can imagine, this is not a Hollywood fairy tale. There's no "once upon a time" or "happily ever after". In fact, the ending leaves the whole thing very open, the movie represents a chapter in the lives of the characters, just one small part of their story. And it's a story that can get a little messy in places, but in this case it only serves to make the whole thing more believable. Despite all that, The Misguided does have a little bit of a funny side. Watching the two brothers, these two idiots try to handle this life or death situation on their own, at times borders on the hilarious.
Someone once said; "Life is an endless series of train wrecks with only brief commercial-like breaks of happiness." And this a perfect way to describe The Misguided. Filled with good performances, interesting characters and shot in some picturesque locations around Perth, this is a compelling look at life when it doesn't quite go to plan. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be related to a drug dealer, and not one of the rich kingpins, I'm talking about the low-level street dealers here, this should serve as the perfect deterrent.
The Misguided is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video now.
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